Pune: Taking forward its legacy of providing excellence in education, seven colleges from the Sinhgad Technical Education Society (STES) have been conferred with Grade ‘A’ in the recently concluded survey by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). This accreditation has been awarded to the colleges in conclusion of the thorough research done which rated them highly on the council’s seven-point scale.
The colleges to receive ‘A’ grading are:
- Sinhgad Academy of Engineering, Kondhwa
- Sinhgad College of Engineering, Vadgaon
- SKN Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science, Lonavala
- Sinhgad Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Lonavala
- RMD Sinhgad School of Engineering, Warje
- Sinhgad Dental College & Hospital, Vadgaon
- SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur – Korti, Pandharpur
Launched in 1993, Sinhgad Institutes has grown into a group of 85 institutes and 15 schools offering courses ranging from disciplines like Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Law, Hotel Management, Arts, Commerce, Science and Doctoral programs, as well as Health Sciences covering Medical, Dental, Nursing and Physiotherapy. Their vast variety of courses coupled with the highly admired infrastructure provides education to more than 90,000+ students annually.
Commenting on the NAAC accreditation, Mr. Rohit Navale, Vice President – HR, Sinhgad Technical Education Society said, “The recognition from NAAC inspires us to strive for continuous improvement. In the past few years, Sinhgad Institutes has witnessed a significant rise in number of admission requests as well as a number of upgrades in our educational infrastructure. Being among the largest education conglomerates in the country and to be categorized Grade ‘A’ by NAAC, it is a boost for the management and opens several possibilities for future growth.”
NAAC is an independent body established by the University of Grants Commission (UGC) of India to scrutinize and accredit institutes of Higher education in the country. The research conducted by NAAC on the basis of a diverse criteria- curricular aspects, Teaching-Learning & Evaluation, Research, Innovations & Extension, Infrastructure & Learning Resources, Student Support & Progression, Governance, Leadership & Management, Institutional Values, Best Practices and overall Analysis to ensure the teaching process is strong and vibrant.